South Scotland

Diver dies 'after becoming ill' off St Abbs

A diver has died after getting into difficulties off St Abbs in the Scottish Borders.

The man had been with a group of divers on Saturday afternoon when he was said to have taken ill.

He was picked up by the group's dive boat before being transferred to the St Abbs lifeboat and then to a Royal Navy helicopter.

A coastguard spokesman said the man was dead on arrival at Edinburgh Royal Infirmary.

It is understood the group of divers were from South Yorkshire.

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